De verlichte Middeleeuwen: Een ontdekkingsreis door de middeleeuwse wetenschap
Anyone who has learned that the Middle Ages were primitive times when people lived in barbaric conditions and had little knowledge, should completely revise this view after reading this book. Seb Falk shows us that the Middle Ages actually spawned a series of intelligent, enlightened scientists.
Monk John van Westwyk is our guide on this journey through unknown medieval science. Using medieval texts by his hand, Falk introduces us to a wide range of scientific issues that people like John van Westwyk thought about and struggled with.
From calculating with Roman numerals to deciphering horoscopes, curing diseases and navigating the stars, readers will be introduced to science as the medieval monks practiced it. The result is a fascinating story that takes you step by step into the brains of a series of medieval scientists. IN DUTCH!